Best Drum Sets


Becoming a professional player of any instrument is a healthy challenge for anyone to take up. And with drums, the challenge can be rather good fun. It certainly is not the hardest set of instruments to master, and it can be incredibly satisfying when you get it right. And to get it right, you need a kick-ass drum set.

It is not enough that you attend a weekly class to sharpen your drumming skills. You should be able to practice every day. Therefore, getting yourself a proper drum set should be your priority. But not just any drum set, one that suits the kind of music you will be playing too. You will also need to evaluate your level of skill between that of a novice and a professional drummer. If you happen to be doing frequent gigs in different locations, you want to make sure your drum set can make it through every journey without sustaining any damage. If you are just starting out, you want to make sure the drum set you have is friendly to young learners. Finally, you need to be sure that the quality of sound it produces is just right. But with the market for drum sets so diverse and full, it can be a bit difficult to decide.

To help you through it, we have been reviewing the market ourselves hoping to separate some of the best available drum sets from the rest. The result is the list we have detailed below. It takes into consideration people of all ages, skills, and musical taste. We have also factored in value for money since we do not believe you should be paying more than what you will be getting. So let us go ahead and find which item will make it as the best drum set for you.

Remo Kids Percussion Floor Tom Drum

Why we like it: From one of the most recognized brands in the industry comes a simple drum that can be enjoyed just about anywhere.

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Just a Tom drum, that’s all there is to the most minimalistic addition to our list. How do you turn a single drum into a drum set? Simple, if you cannot change the drum, change the drum beater. This drum comes with drumsticks as well as mallets. Of course, you can use your hands too. It is the sort of drum you can manage taking to your classroom drum circles or with family and friends on a camping trip.

It only occupies a very minimal space, so you can take it along and play it virtually anywhere. It is also brightly colored and looks rather fun, definitely kid-friendly. With an instrument so inviting, your kid could easily pick up drumming as one of their favorite hobbies and later graduate to playing on a full-scale drum set. Being a single drum, it naturally does no cost very much. But it will bring a heck a lot of joy to its little player.


Pearl RS525SCC706 Roadshow 5-Piece Drum Set

Why we like it: Made with high-quality components and able to suit multiple music genres.

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When choosing the ideal drum set for you, it is important that you take your pick going by the genre of music that you will be playing. The more genres your drum set is conducive to, the better. The pearl RS525 – something Roadshow drum set is good enough to suit at least 4 different styles of music. That includes Jazz, Fusion, New Fusion and Rock. As you can imagine, it appeals to a fairly wide customer base. You can also choose from 4 different color schemes.

It is a proper professional’s drum set and no expense has been spared on its components. Consequently, it is certainly not a drum set for anyone shopping on a budget. But if you are willing to make the investment, it will certainly prove its worth. The set includes a bass drum, a snare drum, triple toms and cymbals too. Also included are the holders and stands so you do not have to buy them separately. It will be ready to rock right out the box.

VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

Why we like it: One of the best-selling drum sets for little kids thanks to its highly engaging and educational features.

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The VTech KidiBeats Kids drum set is for your little superstar-in-the-making. It is the perfect drum set to arouse an appreciation for music early on in life. It has three simple drum pads that light up whenever tapped and a cymbal too along with the drumsticks. Also, there are at least 9 integrated melodies from different music genres like dance, pop, and rock, and 4 play modes including Free Play, Follow Along Letters, and Numbers.

The result is a drum set that is immensely popular and fun. In fact, it is one of the best-sellers for children. With its many playing modes and melodies, it facilitates a fun, engaging, and educational environment for your child to appreciate different styles of music as well as different drumming styles that go with them. And by kids here, we mean 2 to 5-year-olds. However, kids who are slightly older should be able to enjoy it as well. This set is powered by 3 AA batteries

Gammon Percussion 5 Piece Drum Set

Why we like it: It may look and play like it does not come cheap, but it does, and we love it!

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If you are looking for an ideal entry-level set of drums for the most reasonable price, welcome to the best-selling competitor of them all, the Gammon Percussion 5 piece drum set. It has everything you need to start playing right away and will cost you significantly less than other similarly-equipped drum sets. The components include a 12 Lug Bass Drum, a wooden snare drum, multiple toms, cymbals, a Hi-Hat cymbal stand, a chain powered drum pedal and… your very own Drummer’s Throne!

Whoever said royalty does not come cheap? And this set really does look like royalty, especially with a glossy black finish. You also get your drummer sticks and drummer’s key included in the price. And just when you thought it could not get any better, you will find a free instructional DVD to help you start cracking up the place with the sound of your drums. This is really some insanely generous customer service from one of the most celebrated brands in the business.


Gator Cases GP-STANDARD-100 5 piece Set

Why we like it: Lets you enjoy the journey in between gigs without actually worrying about whether your drum set will last through it all.

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It is all very well having a fine drum set to play with, but what about when you need to shift it from location to location for various gigs? In the case of many other drum sets, you are left alone to figure it out. But in the case of the Gator Cases GP-STANDARD-100 drum set, it has already been figured out. Your drum set will receive excellent protection and will no longer be vulnerable to dents and scratches.

Every one of those 5 bags that contain the set has been fitted with 10mm thick padding and exterior is made from 600-denier nylon, always tough, always durable. Even the carrying handle is made of nylon and everything inside is sealed using heavy duty zippers. The set includes all of the 5 main components of a drum set, all of which play exceedingly well. But crucially, they are also quite practical and safe to transport, a vital advantage for drummers who are constantly on the move.

Best Choice Products 5 Piece Complete Adult Drum Set

Why we like it: A well-priced high-quality drum set for beginners that looks great and can even be played by young adolescents.

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Are you only just beginning to experience the joy of playing drums? Are you in search of a set that will help you take those crucial first steps into this great art? They do not call this set the Best Choice Products for no reason. For a very reasonable price, you can have one of the best-configured drum sets for novice players anywhere in the world. And just because it costs less does not mean that it offers less too.

Quite the contrary as you shall see. All the mandatory components are here – the bass drum, snare drum, triple toms, cymbals, and drumsticks. Additionally, you get the chair and drum pedals as well. While it may have been designed primarily for adults, we reckon a young, enthusiastic teenager will not have much trouble with it either. The set is available in both black and silver and looks elegant and stylish. Assembling it is easy and will not take long. Instructions are provided.

Mendini by Cecilio 13 Inch 3-Piece MJDS-1-BL

Why we like it: Another fantastic drum set for beginners that is compact, well-equipped and carries a reasonable price tag.

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This drum set is aimed particularly at aspiring drummers with its smaller size of hard wooden shells and triple flanged hoops, and it has everything you need to get you off to a good start. Both the drums and cymbals are mounted off the bass drum to make the set-up easier while also occupying as little space as possible. You also get a year of warranty to do with any incidental defects, not that you are likely to encounter any.

The fact that this is actually one of the best-selling drum sets on the list is a further indicator of its high-quality construction and also one other thing; that there is a healthy population of aspiring drummers out there willing to put in the hours and develop their skills. That is obviously very gratifying. The drum components include the bass drum, mounted tom, mounted snare drum, and cymbals. The specific ages that can benefit most from this set are kids between 3 and 8 years.


Alesis CompactKit 4

Why we like it: Delightfully easy to set up and store away and offers a wide range of sounds to play with.

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The Alesis CompactKit 4 is also designed for beginners. It is a tabletop electronic drum set for which a young drummer will not need more than a pair of drumsticks. Those drumsticks are included in the price. This set of 4 pads is capable of delivering as many as 80 different percussion sound-effects with an intense level of accuracy. To a beginner, that can seem a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a guide included in the package.

The set includes some interactive game and coaching modes that will instruct users on fundamental beats and styles. It does not really matter if you have never tried drumming before, the instructing modes are highly stimulating and encouraging to go through. The tempo is fully adjustable to whatever level you can manage. Also, being an electronic drum set, it is very compact and lightweight so you can easily set it up in most corners of your home and store it away again after playing.

Ludwig Junior 5 Piece Drum Set with Cymbals

Why we like it: If you have got a kid who is musically inclined, particularly toward drums, you have got to give this set a thorough once-over.

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As is evident from its noticeably miniature size, it has been specially designed for the kids but that does not mean an adult can’t try it out too. Dimensions aside, though, it is a proper functioning drum set. Its main components are the bass drum, mounted toms, cymbals accompanied by a couple of cymbal stands, and a snare drum featuring a sturdy steel body.

However, none of these fine quality components will be available on a budget. Also, you do not get any color options or drumsticks. This drum set then, is like an expensive watch. It may only be able to tell the time just like any other watch but the high-quality of its production means that people are still willing to forego the additional cost and get themselves something that will last and make them happy. That is what this is, a proper Swatch in a town full of street-market time tickers.

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